While we may not be walking in a winter wonderland in Texas, things are definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Southlake. As part of Home for the Holidays, get ready for a season full of merry and bright events, activities, and more. From giving back to seasonal shopping, plus festive fun for the kids, here are 9 holiday happenings to help you make the most of the holiday season in Southlake:
- Toy & Food Drive – In the spirit of giving, the Southlake Fire and Police Departments are again participating in Christmas is for Children (CIFC), a program that provides a complete holiday experience for children and families in need. You can help—just bring new, unwrapped toys, children’s clothing, or non-perishable food items to the lobby of either one of these DPS locations by December 24: 600 State Street or 2100 West Southlake Boulevard.
- Holiday Concierge—Make the holidays a little less hectic with the help of someone who can give you directions to your favorite store, tell you movie show times, and can even make dinner reservations for you. Located in Town Square between the Boardroom Salon for Men and Barse Jewelry, the Holiday Concierge even offers Southlake Town Square gift cards. Accepted at all Town Square merchants and restaurants, the cards make for ideal gifts for anyone on your list.
- Carriage Rides in the Square—Now through December 31, enjoy the lights in Town Square during an old-fashioned carriage ride, complete with the sounds of horse hooves and holiday music.
- Story Time at the Station—Kids of all ages will enjoy puppets, a sing along, and a reading of “Frosty the Snowman” with firefighters and police officers on Wednesday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Southlake Fire Station 1.
- Santa’s Little Helpers—Bring your little elves to this festive opportunity to help make Christmas presents with Santa, listen to holiday music, and enjoy seasonal games on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The Marq Southlake.
- Story Time with Mrs. Claus—Just in from the North Pole, Mrs. Clause will be reading stories and sharing cookies with hot chocolate to any friends ready for seasonal fun on Monday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of Town Hall.
- Cookie Decorating—Sprinkle some joy on a holiday cookie and take it home to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Enjoy an afternoon of sugar, spice and everything nice on Tuesday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall.
- Holiday Crafternoon—Crafts aren’t just for kids! Unleash your inner elf and enjoy a fun opportunity to get creative on Wednesday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. in the Southlake Library. Kids crafts will be available for ages 10 and under. Additional spots available. Register now.
- Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza—Add laughter to the holiday season with stand-up comedy, holiday songs, audience participation, and hilarious puppets on Thursday, December 22, at 1:00 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall. Additional spots available. Register now.
With a season full of holiday happenings, Southlake is the perfect destination for seasonal fun! For more information about all-things-holiday in Southlake, visit www.SouthlakeHomeForTheHolidays.com or call (817) 748-8019.